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Comic: When Drones Go Wrong

We're just on the forefront of drone technology, but what does the future hold? A comedic warning to insurers considering drones in their evolving IT strategies.

After their insurance companies sent drones, Joe and Carla had a whole new problem on their hands.

Brian Moore is a cartoonist and illustrator. His first brush with the world of IT was a very part-time gig applying software patches on a TRS-80 Model III. The patches were about four lines long and arrived in the mail, typed on letterhead. He has since moved on to computers ... View Full Bio

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Rob25
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Rob25,
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4/30/2015 | 3:22:04 AM
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tekedge
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tekedge,
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4/28/2015 | 6:59:04 PM
Drone zone
Like I said in my previous comment the drone zone will open up a whole new market ! Imagine the various facets that have to be considered!
tekedge
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4/28/2015 | 6:56:55 PM
Drone Zone
More IT jobs as drones take over. Seperate companies spring up to solve the accidents on drone zone!

HA HA
Technocrati
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3/23/2015 | 1:58:37 PM
What Do Drones and Instagram have In Common ?
Drones.   I can't get excited about the development.  It looks to be yet another thing society won't be able to handle responsibly.  

Sorta like Instagram.
ANON1249547663249
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ANON1249547663249,
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3/23/2015 | 9:14:18 AM
Wow! That's it?
Click the link to see a few more samples and you dump me at one lousy comic?  And then when I get on your page, I go to close the banner ad for InterOp and you STILL take me to a full-screen ad? 

 

You're on notice, InfoWeek - you're REALLY starting to annoy me with this pushiness! 
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3/23/2015 | 7:48:07 AM
Safety features
I think future drones will need some baked in safety features that are nigh-on-impossible to disengage, otherwise there are going to be problems. Nobody wants a drone that runs out battery landing on their head, but it would seem pretty simple to install a protocol that means if a drone gets below a certain battery threshold, that it lowers itself to the ground.

As others have suggested, minimum safe distances from other drones would be a good plan too.
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3/22/2015 | 10:40:16 PM
Re: Insurance of the insurance-drones themselves
Anti-collision systems can be installed on board if the manufacturer thinks it is necessary. Mostly if we divide sky area between drones then there wouldn't be any collision. 
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3/21/2015 | 3:16:10 PM
Re: Insurance of the insurance-drones themselves
Yeah, still can't wrap my head around the whole drone thing.  Seems like one big, unsafe liability nightmare to me...
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3/20/2015 | 10:19:27 PM
Insurance of the insurance-drones themselves
Drones colliding is a very possible scenario. As I believe the collision aviodance is not built-in in the drones.

In these cases we'll have a third drone being sent by the drone insurance company to do the insurance assessment of the insurance drone.

Who does the drone insurance by the way? Any insurer yet?
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